Communalism, Caste and Hindu Nationalism
Author : Ornit Shani
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :2007-07-12
Total pages :215
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0521683696

An examination of the rise of Hindu nationalism in India.

A Strange Kind of Paradise
Author : Sam Miller
Publisher : Random House
Release :2014-06-05
Total pages :432
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781448192205

A Strange Kind of Paradise is an exploration of India’s past and present, from the perspective of a foreigner who has lived in India for many years. Sam Miller investigates how the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Chinese, Arabs, Africans, Europeans and Americans – everyone really, except for Indians themselves – came to imagine India. His account of the engagement between foreigners and India spans the centuries from Alexander the Great to Slumdog Millionaire. It features, among many others, Thomas the Apostle, the Chinese monk Xuanzang, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Vasco da Gama, Babur, Clive of India, several Victorian pornographers, Mark Twain, E. M. Forster, Allen Ginsberg, the Beatles and Steve Jobs. Interspersed between these tales is the story of Sam Miller’s own 25-year-long love affair with India. The result is a spellbinding, 2,500-year-long journey through Indian history, culture and society, in the company of an author who informs, educates and entertains in equal measure, as he travels in the footsteps of foreign chroniclers, exposes some of their fabulous fantasies and overturns long-held stereotypes about race, identity and migration. At once scholarly and thought-provoking, delightfully eccentric and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is destined to become a much-loved classic.

Ender's Game and Philosophy
Author : D. E. Wittkower,Lucinda Rush
Publisher : Open Court
Release :2013-10-21
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780812698411

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s award-winning 1985 novel, has been discovered and rediscovered by generations of science fiction fans and young adult readers, banned and challenged in schools, assigned in high school English classes, and adopted as reading by the US Marine Corps. Ender's Game and its sequels explores rich themes—the violence and cruelty of children, the role of empathy in war, and the balance of individual dignity and the social good—with compelling elements of a coming-of-age story and exciting and immersive battle scenes. Ender’s Game and Philosophy brings together over thirty philosophers to engage in wide-ranging discussion on the troubling, exciting, and fascinating issues raised in and amidst the excitement and fear of Orson Scott Card’s novels and Gavin Hood’s film. Authors address issues such as: the justifiability of pre-emptive strikes, how Ender’s disconnected and dispassionate violence is mirrored in today’s drone warfare, whether the end of saving the species can justify the most brutal means, the justifiability of lies and deception in wartimes, how military schools produce training in virtue, how Ender as the “good student” is held to a different educational standard, which rules can be broken in games and which cannot, Ender’s world as a mirror of our own surveillance society, the moral hazards of child warriors, the value of Ender’s ability to sympathize with his enemies, the meaning of a “hive-mind,” the limits of our ability to relate to one, the relationship between Ender’s story and Card’s Mormonism. The authors of Ender’s Game and Philosophy challenge readers to confront and work through the conceptual and emotional challenges that Ender’s Game presents, bringing a new light on the idea of a just war, the virtues of the soldier, the nature of childhood, the social value and moral corruption of lies and deception, the practices of education and of leadership, and the serious work of playing games.

Demography and Democracy
Author : Himani Bannerji
Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
Release :2011-01-01
Total pages :315
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781551303895

A collection of recent essays and articles, Demography and Democracy is Himani Bannerji's engagement with the nationalist currents that have become such crucial topics of discussion and debate in recent years. Topics covered include Hindu nationalism, Zionism, subaltern studies, the novels of Rabindranath Tagore, and issues of knowledge, ideology, and representation around the US invasion of Afghanistan. The essays are written from an anti-imperialist Marxist feminist standpoint and offer a bracing critique of contemporary ideologies.

Sinhala English Dictionary
Author : Benjamin Clough
Publisher : Asian Educational Services
Release :1982
Total pages :824
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 812060105X

Sri Lanka Language , 25 cm.

Author : Benjamin Clough
Publisher :
Release :1830
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UCAL:$B640204

The Journal of Claude Fredericks Volume Three Part One: Cambridge (1943)
Author : Claude Fredericks
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release :2011-10-07
Total pages :712
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781465306173

This third volume of The Journal Of Claude Fredericks is his journal for the year 1943, a Wanderjahr that begins with a spring in Cambridge, where Volume Two ended, but with Fredericks, having left studies at Harvard, living now in a room at Maud Bemiss house on Nutting Road near the Cowley Fathers, seeing various friends from earlier, Brie Taylor, John Simon, Anthony Clark, Paul Doguereau, the George Sartons, and making new friends as well. The summer is spent in a cabin on the shore near Belfast Maine, writing and studying still and coming to know the family that lives on the hill. In September, after spending ten days with Paul Doguereau and Fanny Mason in Walpole New Hampshire on the beautiful Mason estate overlooking the Connecticut and a month in New York living in an apartment on University Place and seeing his friend May Sarton and coming to know Muriel Rukeyser and Julian Beck, he heads with his friend William Quinn to Iowa to live with several friends of theirs who also have left Harvard, in particular Michael Millen and Paul Rail, all of them proclaiming in different ways, as Quinn and Fredericks do in theirs, their objections to Americas part in the war that had begun in December 1941. After two weeks Fredericks leaves to stay with a friend in Chicago, Martha Johnson, and to settle in and write about the troubling events of the previous days and then go on to Missouri, to pay filial pieties to members of his family there and after that go south with his mother to Mexico City for a week and then with her to Acapulco for ten days at Christmas, a spot at that time still undiscovered and with only two small hotels. Finally at the years end he heads back east to New York, where he has plans to settle down and live forever, in the city he had always loved the most of any he knew.

The Incomplete Guide to Yoga
Author : Charlotte Carnegie
Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
Release :2012-01-27
Total pages :666
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781780993454

Whether you are completely new to yoga, a more advanced practitioner who feels they can't see the wood for the trees or simply someone who would like to know what all these people who seem to go on about yoga are actually talking about, this is the first book you need to read. The Incomplete Guide to Yoga is a comprehensive introduction and guide to yoga, covering everything from the philosophical background and history to the nuts and bolts of how to practice - and pretty much everything in between. There are hundreds of books about yoga, covering hundreds of topics and viewpoints, many conflicting with each other. If you have ever stood in a bookshop and thought I AM JUST A NORMAL PERSON WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHAT YOGA IS AND WHAT ON EARTH I AM SUPPOSED TO DO WITH IT, then reading this book will do the job nicely. The Incomplete Guide to Yoga is a unique synthesis of the many aspects of yoga, and its relationship with modern thinking. It provides clear, unbiased explanations and will leave you with your own coherent picture of yoga and how it will work for you.

World Religions in America, Fourth Edition
Author : Jacob Neusner
Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
Release :2009-10-07
Total pages :462
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1611640474

The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of key events and people for each tradition, sidebars on major movements or controversies, personal stories from members of various faiths, a theme-based organization of subjects, more subheads, three new chapters exploring America's increasing religious diversity, and suggestions for further study.

History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
Author : Paul Carus
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release :1969
Total pages :496
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781465554000

Responses to 101 Questions on Hinduism
Author : John Renard
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release :1999
Total pages :179
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 080913845X

A short, user-friendly introduction to major historical, cultural, spiritual and theological points of interest in the complex of faith traditions known collectively as Hinduism.

British Orientalism and the Bengal Renaissance
Author : N.A
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release :
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES

Religions of the East
Author : Lucius Boraks
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release :1988
Total pages :106
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1556121407

In the letter to the Hebrews, we read 'At various times in the past and in various different ways, God spoke to our ancestors...' (Hebrews 1.1). 'At various times and in various ways', that is what this book is all about. Just how did God 'speak' to our ancestors? How did God make an abiding presence know in creation? It is an attempt to penetrate the varied manifestations of this Presence in the world and the religious sensitivities of humanity that help make us aware of this presence. This study revolves around the origins and ideas of the world's major living religions of the eastern half of the world. The different ways that eastern religions perceive the reality of the 'world of the sacred' is our focus.

Against a Hindu God
Author : Parimal G. Patil
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release :2009-06-26
Total pages :400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780231513074

Philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God have been crucial to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. Critical to the history of philosophy in India, were the centuries-long arguments between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers about the existence of a God-like being called Isvara and the religious epistemology used to support them. By focusing on the work of Ratnakirti, one of the last great Buddhist philosophers of India, and his arguments against his Hindu opponents, Parimal G. Patil illuminates South Asian intellectual practices and the nature of philosophy during the final phase of Buddhism in India. Based at the famous university of Vikramasila, Ratnakirti brought the full range of Buddhist philosophical resources to bear on his critique of his Hindu opponents' cosmological/design argument. At stake in his critique was nothing less than the nature of inferential reasoning, the metaphysics of epistemology, and the relevance of philosophy to the practice of religion. In developing a proper comparative approach to the philosophy of religion, Patil transcends the disciplinary boundaries of religious studies, philosophy, and South Asian studies and applies the remarkable work of philosophers like Ratnakirti to contemporary issues in philosophy and religion.

One of a Kind
Author : Adam Sparks
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release :2010-01-01
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781606083451

A fundamental requirement in an inclusivist understanding of the relationship between Christianity and other religions is evidence of God's salvific activity outside any knowledge of Christ. This is commonly identified in the religion of Old Testament Israel. On this basis an analogy (the Israel analogy) is drawn between the religion of the old covenant and contemporary non-Christian religions. Closely related is the parallel argument that as Christ has fulfilled the Old covenant, he can also be seen as the fulfillment of other religious traditions and their scriptures. This study outlines the use of the Israel analogy and the fulfillment model, subjecting these concepts to a biblical and theological critique revealing that the exegetical and patristic data are misconstrued in support of these concepts. Furthermore, the Israel analogy and the fulfillment model undermine the sui generis relationship between the old and new covenants and fail to respect the organic, progressive nature of salvation history. They also misconstrue the old covenant and the nature of its fulfillment in the new covenant. The Israel analogy and fulfillment model rely on a correspondence between the chronologically premessianic (Israel) and the epistemologically premessianic (other religions), and therefore consider the BC condition to continue today. In so doing, they undermine the significance of the Christ-event by failing to appreciate the decisive effect of this event on history and the nature of existence. It marks a radical turn in salvation history, a crisis point, rendering the BC period complete and fulfilled. Therefore the concept of a continuing premessianic condition or state is seriously flawed, as are the Israel analogy and fulfillment model. Thus the inclusivist paradigm reliant in large part on these defective concepts is also problematic, and proponents of this paradigm need to reconsider its basis.

Religion and Anthropology
Author : Brian Morris
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :2006
Total pages :350
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0521852412

This book provides an introduction to the extensive anthropological literature on religion that has been produced over the past forty years.

Introduction to the Study of the Hindu Doctrines
Author : René Guénon
Publisher : Sophia Perennis
Release :2001
Total pages :257
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 090058873X

Study of various Hindu schools of thought, with emphasis on the notion of tradition and esoterism.

Handbook on Rajputs
Author : A. H. Bingley
Publisher : Asian Educational Services
Release :1996-12
Total pages :204
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 8120602048

25 cm., 2 maps: Rajputs (India), Ethnology

Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies
Author : Jean Antoine Dubois,Henry King Beauchamp
Publisher : Asian Educational Services
Release :1992-06
Total pages :741
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 8120602382


Coalition Politics and Hindu Nationalism
Author : Katharine Adeney,Lawrence Saez
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2007-04-11
Total pages :312
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781134239788

This new collection examines the emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India and the ways in which its Hindu nationalist agenda has been affected by the constraints of being a dominant member of a coalition government. Religious influence in contemporary politics offers a fertile ground for political-sociological analysis, especially in societies where religion is a very important source of collective identity. In South Asian societies religion can, and often has, provided legitimacy to both governments and those who oppose them. This book examines the emergence of the BJP and the ways in which its Hindu nationalist agenda has been affected by the constraints of being a dominant member of a coalition government. The collected authors take stock of the party's first full term in power, presiding over the diverse forces of the governing NDA coalition, and the 2004 elections. They assess the BJP's performance in relation to its stated goals, and more specifically how it has fared in a range of policy fields - centre-state relations, foreign policy, defence policies, the 'second generation' of economic reforms, initiatives to curb corruption and the fate of minorities. Explicitly linking the volume to literature on coalition politics, this book will be of great importance to students and researchers in the fields of South Asian studies and politics.